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Science Inquiry with The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Course Description:

Science Inquiry with The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is the third in a series of three courses that integrate evidence-based teaching practices using PBS KIDS early science inquiry content, with a focus on playful learning experiences and media integration. This hybrid course is divided into sessions that allow you to 1) learn online with other early childhood educators; 2) collaborate and deepen your understanding during an in-person workshop and 3) create and implement an independent project in your program. Through the interactive course activities, early care providers and teachers will explore their beliefs and understandings about technology and digital media use, and the ways in which you can use media and technology to support playful learning experiences.

Course participants can expect to spend 10 hours (over a 2-week period) completing course activities, including time spent online, attendance at the workshop, and final project implementation.

-Identify how children learn and develop an understanding of science and engineering practices over time.

-Define science inquiry.

-Explore the science inquiry process.

-Examine the connections between science and engineering practices and the engineering design process.

-Review strategies to promote science talk and conversations with preschool children.

-Identify elements of a playful learning lesson plan featuring The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! resources.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Similar to an in-person undergraduate or graduate-level course, the number of hours identified for this course reflects the expected amount of time learners will spend online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing coursework and assignments offline.

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“My online discussion boards offer me contact with other colleagues to discuss ideas, problems, and means of implementation for the curriculum.”

Jeannie Dyke
Reading Specialist
SY Jackson Elementary School